NEW NEIGHBORHOODS, INC. Seeks New Chief Executive

Stamford, Connecticut – New Neighborhoods, Inc. (NNI) is now formally conducting an executive search for the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer.  Our CEO Ross Burkhardt, who passionately led the organization for 17 years, has retired.  The Board of Directors’ Executive Transition Team has been working with the assistance of TSNE MissionWorks (formerly Third Sector New England) to complete an organizational assessment, finalize the position profile, and position the organization for a successful executive search, thanks to a grant from the Local Initiatives Support Corporation.

The Board of Directors looks forward to working with the new CEO to continue NNI’s mission in developing and providing affordable housing to families, seniors, the homeless and veterans with in-house support services. In addition, the new CEO will serve as a leader within the economically challenged environment of the affordable housing development arena on various issues. The new CEO will also carry forward the organization’s financial stability and strength and manage its strategic growth.  The search is now formally open and posted on TSNE’s website at

Those interested in the position or with any questions about the search should contact NNI’s Transition Consultant, Catherine Bradshaw, at

New Neighborhoods, Inc. was founded in 1967 in response to the need for affordable housing during Stamford’s transformational downtown urban-renewal program, sponsored by the Council of Churches and Synagogues. This year NNI celebrates its 50th anniversary, and the organization is proud to be the longest standing nonprofit real estate developer in Stamford and Fairfield County. NNI continues its commitment to the belief that economic success and independence can be achieved through permanent residence. NNI is at the forefront of Green Housing Development, is an equal opportunity employer, minority-owned business friendly, and a Fair Housing Property Manager. NNI remains steadfast in improving our communities through outreach and awareness with our Tenant Advocate Program, leading by example with education, health, financial literacy, racial equality and empowerment programs.

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CONTACT: Catherine Bradshaw

TSNE MissionWorks – Search Consultant


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